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Roof Survey and Inspection With Drones

Roof surveys are a common request during property sale to highlight potential issues. Roof repair companies and insurers can also benefit from a detailed roof inspection report as it allows accurate cost estimates for repairs and transparency to the client. An exterior inspection finding a slipped tile or blocked gutter could save a lot of…
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Accurate Stockpile Measurement with Drones

Whether you work in the construction, mining, or aggregates sectors, stockpile management is a critical requirement on any job site. But stockpile measurement can be unsafe, time-consuming, and expensive. This puts you in a difficult position. You need accurate data to run your business operations, but you shouldn’t have to send your survey team into…
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Embrace Digital Twins In Construction Sites

A digital twin is essentially a link between a real world object and its digital representation that may be monitored continuously using data from the sensors. The digital representation is later used for visualization, modelling, analysis, simulation and further planning. This data triggers the feedback loop of decisions and changes in workflows that influence the…
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3D Modelling For Construction

This article introduces topics on the state of the art comparing photogrammetry and LiDAR for 3D modelling for construction The advantages and disadvantages of both will be highlighted in terms of accuracy, complexity and cost. Breaking away from laser measurement in construction is a taboo subject perhaps hampering the use of photogrammetry. In construction aerial…
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Should you outsource your drone needs.

You’re not sure whether you should buy a drone and do it in-house or whether you should outsource the work to a drone services company? You know that you can work more safely and cost-effectively by using drones but don’t know how to go about it? Drones aren’t just for Christmas, they are a seriously…
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10 Ways to Use Drones in Construction

1. Building Surveys  Building surveyors will know that most building surveys require visibility of the buildings roof to identify its condition and assess any defects. In most instances getting access to a roof can be tricky and often involves the erection of a scaffold, use of a cherry picker or ladders. Using a small drone to perform the…
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Beginner’s Guide to Using Drones for Construction Management

According to a 2016 McKinsey report, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as drones, will dramatically improve the accuracy and speed at which construction projects are completed in the near future. Like flat screen TV’s, a dramati decrease in the manufacturing cost of technology has dropped the prices of professional grade drones for construction, complete with…
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